|Title of host publication
|Encyclopedia of Evidence in Pharmaceutical Public Health and Health Services Research in Pharmacy
|E-pub ahead of print - 16 May 2023
Pharmacoepidemiology is the study of drug use and its effects in a diverse population in real-world settings. The pharmacoepidemiology approach has been proven to provide evidence on major drug safety issues in pediatrics including adverse drug reaction, off-label drug use, medication error, and inappropriate and irrational drug use. Knowledge on and applicability of pharmacoepidemiology approach among healthcare professionals providing care for children needs to be enhanced to guarantee optimal, continuous, and updated implementation and interpretation of pharmacoepidemiology data in order to reap the full benefits of pharmacoepidemiology in healthcare provision for children.